Find brilliant teaching resources across all major art forms and copies of various books aimed at children. Buy from us and support our work across the UK.
Catalyst – Inspiring Arts Ideas for Teachers
120 pages of essential activities and advice aimed at teachers looking to broaden their arts teaching knowledge in and outside the classroom. The book contains around 60 arts based activities covering drama, dance, music, storytelling, poetry and visual art
The Birthday Book
A sumptuous collection of beautifully illustrated stories and verse, edited by Michael Morpurgo and Quentin Blake. Published to celebrate the Prince of Wales’s 60th birthday, all proceeds support Children & the Arts.
StoryQuest Book For Teachers
With 28 storytelling activities, this book contains everything you need to get your class telling stories, improving their speaking, listening and literacy skills.
The Incredible Story of Classical Music
This perfectly formed book takes children through the stories and interesting facts behind the composers of the most beautiful and exciting sounds ever made. Including 60 illustrations and an iTunes playlist of the pieces mentioned, this is a really accessible classical music resource for children.
TheatreQuest Book for Teachers
In conjunction with our project; “TheatreQuest” we commissioned playwright Jamila Gavin to write a new play for children entitled A Singer from the Desert Came. This resource contains a playscript as well as activities based on the play, which range from characterisation to set-building with recycled materials.
Create-A-Quest Book for Teachers
This teaching book contains a wide range of art form activities; including poetry, storytelling, visual art, dance, theatre and music. With helpful curriculum links and information about working with local arts venues and artists, this resource is an essential tool for the classroom.
MusicQuest Book for Teachers
Music is an exciting and enjoyable part of the curriculum and this booklet contains music exploration activities for teachers and educators of all abilities. This resource is a practical means to introduce and investigate some of the most famous pieces of classical music.
Great Art Quest Book for Teachers
This booklet is aimed at 9-11 year olds, but can used for a much wider age range. Contents include advice on how to organise a class trip to your local gallery, hanging your own exhibition and practical activities.
PoetryQuest Book for Teachers
This resource includes many invaluable writing and visual art activities for children; focussing mainly on epic poetry but also broadening out to wider genres. These materials are suitable and adaptable for primary and early secondary pupils.